San Leandro: Cannabis tax rate may stay put for another year

San Leandro's cannabis industry has failed to gain a foothold nearly four years after approving its first medical cannabis dispensary. The first dispensary to open, actually the third permit given by the city, only opened earlier this year. Three years ago, voters gave the city permission to begin taxing cannabis sales and a schedule was … Continue reading San Leandro: Cannabis tax rate may stay put for another year

San Leandro: Unopened dispensaries get deadline; council moves toward allowing adult use cannabis

San Leandro dispensaries say medical cannabis-only sales put them at a serious economic disadvantage against adult use stores.

San Leandro is showing interest for allowing retail adult use cannabis

San Leandro city staff is also recommending an expiration date for its two unopened permitted dispensaries.

San Leandro mayor voices displeasure with Harborside, accuses them of sitting on cannabis permit

When a report by a San Leandro oversight committee on new revenues from three recent tax-generating measures was released last week, there was a glaring zero next to Measure NN, the cannabis business tax approved by voters in 2016. A week before, during a council discussion on the possibility of the city's placing another tax … Continue reading San Leandro mayor voices displeasure with Harborside, accuses them of sitting on cannabis permit

ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT While Buffy Wicks' assembly campaign, as far as we know, has not yet poll-tested whether its staff should order Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese for dinner, there are indications the poll-obsessed, and well-funded campaign is again compiling data in advance of their fall campaign against Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles. Wicks' camp has sent … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup

ELECTIONLINE: Buffy Wicks-managed biz didn’t pay taxes; Pamela Price’s Oakland treasure map

Cannabis interests upset with San Leandro Mayor Cutter may have a Plan B candidate

Associate believed San Leandro city manager and non-profit accuser were having an affair

Did East Bay insider Gordon Galvan throw his long-time associate Rose Padilla Johnson under the bus, according to a 50-page report that clears the city manager of sexual harassment claims?